Can political donation reform be delivered?

The political funding act 2012 has the potential to make politics more transparent, but it needs to be tightened up before it is too late, writes Elaine Byrne.

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Elaine Byrne

3rd November, 2013

The Seanad referendum has distracted attention from one of the biggest-ever reforms in the way Irish politics is financed. The implications of the far-reaching Electoral (Political Funding) Act 2012 have passed by largely unnoticed.

The Standards in Public Office Commission recently concluded its public consultation on its draft guidelines for political parties on the publication of their financial accounts. This is one of the most significant developments relating to political finance in the history of the...

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